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Comment Re:Norway switching off FM ? (Score 1) 303

The biggest feature is HD Radio allows for sub-channels with additional programming. FM subcarriers are pretty low quality. One interesting loophole that broadcasters have been exploiting is using HD sub-channels to feed analog LPFM relays (which have different licensing requirements vs. a full power or traditional LPFM feed).

Comment Re:Norway switching off FM ? (Score 2) 303

DAB uses the MPEG-1 Layer 2 codec due to being an earlier standard. HD Radio and DAB+ use HE-AAC based codecs. The biggest difference is DAB usually has dedicated spectrum, vs sharing the FM band. Also, HD Radio is patent encumbered and has tons of licensing fees while DAB is an open standard. Norway could be planning on re-farming the FM band for something else, or moving existing DAB broadcasts there and freeing up the current DAB broadcast band.

Comment Re:Norway switching off FM ? (Score 3, Interesting) 303

DAB already uses a different part of the spectrum, particularly L-Band. The US and Canada got around this "problem" (it was mostly howling by the NAB and its members), by cramming in the digital signals with the existing analog AM/FM broadcasts using IBOC/HD Radio..... which hasn't been a success. Its actually harder to find aftermarket HD Radio tuners now then it was when it launched!

Comment Re:Not the first time (Score 4, Informative) 328

From the bottom of the page:

A final note: I'm a bit annoyed that “Never10” is as large as it is at 85 kbyte. The digital signature increases the application's size by 4k, but the high-resolution and high-color icons Microsoft now requires takes up 56k! So without all that annoying overhead, the app would be a respectable 25k. And, yes, of course I wrote it in assembly language

Comment Re:I'll think about it (Score 1) 81

P50G25 owner here. Don't be surprised if it dies soon. My unit just popped its 2nd SC board and is sitting on the floor awaiting repair. Disassembly isn't too hard, but the board repair involves a ton of soldering (31 parts, some surface mount), so I sent it out to a re-builder (replacement boards are hard to come by).

LCDs still aren't on par with plasma viewing angles and black levels. OLED should hopefully be better.

Comment Re:Great work (Score 1) 141

The problem wasn't storage related.. ReactOS 0.3.17 uses the UniATA driver, which I confirmed working with my hardware under various versions of Windows NT. Both machines tested were in legacy mode, not AHCI. The setup program ran on one machine after I artificially limited the RAM to 256MB (Dell BIOS had the setting). After it completed the first stage install and rebooted...... nothing, just the initial boot loader ran and likely froze when the machine switched to protected mode. I'll give this latest release a shot, hopefully they fixed the problem.

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